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HER Number:MDV60258
Name:Round cairn 930 metres south of Moorgate Farm

Summary

Cairn measures 5.8 metres in diameter, height 0.6 metres. Central pit measuring 0.8 metres by 0.8 metres by 0.1 metres deep. Grass and heather covered mound. Path passes close to eastern side of mound. Robbing pit situated on western side of mound.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 595 921
Map Sheet:SX59SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishOkehampton Hamlets
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishOKEHAMPTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX59SE/202/1
  • Old SAM Ref: 28717.02

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • CAIRN (Bronze Age - 2200 BC to 701 BC (Between))

Full description

Gerrard, S., 1990-2002, Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset., MPP 149173, 22/6/1998 (Report - Survey). SDV277946.

Cairn measures 5.8 metres in diameter, height 0.6 metres. Central pit measuring 0.8 metres by 0.8 metres by 0.1 metres deep. Grass and heather covered mound. Path passes close to eastern side of mound. Robbing pit situated on western side of mound.


Historic England, 2018, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV360653.

Two mounds lying south west of the field system may represent funerary cairns. The first one lies at NGR SX 59599214 and survives as a 0.7m high and 6.1m diameter mound with a small central pit. The second cairns lies a short distance to the south west at SX 59579212 and measures 5.8m high by 0.6m high.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV277946Report - Survey: Gerrard, S.. 1990-2002. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Monument Protection Programme. Archaeological Item Dataset.. Mixed Archive Material + Digital. MPP 149173, 22/6/1998.
SDV360653National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2018. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV58789Related to: Cairnfield on the western flank of Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV120734Related to: Earthwork banks on the western flank of Halstock Down (Monument)
MDV60257Related to: Round cairn 900 metres south of Moorgate Farm (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV7620 - Okehampton Artillary Range

Date Last Edited:Jan 15 2018 1:10PM